DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /07 Oct) -– President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday vowed to increase the salaries of public school teachers “this year” but unlike the military and police, it will not be double their current pay.
“There --- it’s coming ang increases nila. But hindi double. But mas marami ang teachers (there are more teachers), my God. Pero nandiyan po, dadating ‘yan this year (But it’s already there, it will come this year),” he said in answer to a query during a press conference upon his arrival at the Davao International Airport here from his five-day visit to Russia.
Duterte said the salary adjustments of the teachers of the public school teachers might not be double but added it would likely be around 35%.
The President declined to give a timeline for the salary adjustment because “if I give you the timeline tapos I could not make it on the deadline, I have to explain more than what is expected of government.”
“Mas mabuti’t na lang ‘yan kung nandiyan na, sinasabi ko nandiyan na ‘yan. Basta sinabi ko may increase din sila. (It’s good that it’s already lined up, I am telling you it’s already there. I said they would also have the salary increase). That I am very sure of,” Duterte said. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)
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